modacrylic fiber

[mod-uh-kril-ik, mod-]
any of various synthetic copolymer textile fibers, as Dynel, containing less than 85 percent but more than 35 percent of acrylonitrile.
Also called modacrylic.

1955–60; mod(ified) + acrylic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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